Port St Mary A Win Rayner Plate

The Rayner Plate, once again kindly sponsored by Ron Williams, reached its conclusion tonight as the battle of the Southern Ports saw Port St Mary A beat Port Erin.

It was a historical night as Port St Mary A won their first piece of team silverware and they did it with a resounding 65 chalk win 172-107 (8-0).

Port Erin started the match with a twelve point advantage which was instantly reversed when Michael Collister beat Harry Minor 21-5. Next off, Juan Hargraves beat Bernie Durcan 21-15 closely followed by Trevor Quayle 21-13 against David Cain and Chris Oates winning 21-11 against Dave McCabe.

With Port St Mary leading 88-60 after the first four games Port Erin were hoping their back four could mount a comeback. It was not to be however as Robbie Cooil ran out 21-11 winner over Steve Durcan and with Port St Mary leading in the other games on the green it put the match out of reach. The remaining games saw Paul Skelly beat Seamus Whelan 21-10, Ewan Cooil won 21-10 against Stuart Gale and finally Wayne Roberts beat Peter Addison 21-16.

At the conclusion the trophy was presented by sponsor Ron Williams who thanked Peel Sunset Bowling Club for hosting the event and to Arnie Withers who refereed the match.